The Flex-X Nano is a compact, integrated EtherCAT solution offering up to 64 Axes of motion.
It has a 1.2 GHz, 64 Bit Dual Core ARM Cortex A55 Processor that allows for programmed cycle times as fast as 125 microseconds.
This controller has 20% faster processing speed, 10% faster Communications and 25% faster program execution speed over the Flex-6. The on-board memory can be boosted to 32 GByte with the addition a micro SD card. It can plug straight into the "Flexslice" System removing the need for an EtherCAT coupler (P366).
Trio’s Flexslice input/output system modules provide a robust, high speed and flexible solution for both motion control and general automation.
Fast EtherCAT cycle times are supported by the bus coupler using EBUS technology to bring all the sub-modules on to the EtherCAT network with no degradation in performance. The Flexslice system makes available a selection of digital and analogue I/O terminals as well as motion modules with pulse + direction outputs designed for precise positioning of stepper and servo motors via suitable drive technology.
The digital I/O modules have high-speed functionality.
In addition, analogue modules and axis modules may be fitted to make a superbly tailored system that can be placed remotely from the master if needed. All Flexslice modules support automatic addressing with the master to automatically detect and configure the modules on startup. The bus coupler can support up to 16 input/output modules which have a positive mechanical lock and bus connector, making a reliable EBUS connection through the backplane. The complete assembly can be DIN rail mounted.